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FUEL 17 litres @ 35mpg = 131 miles WEIGHT 210kg SEAT 825mm POWER 158bhp TORQUE 81ftlb TIM THOMP­SON Fomer sports­bike ad­dict learn­ing new ways to ride tim.thomp­son@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com With a big-mile trip loom­ing I needed to stop ar­s­ing about on the MT for five min­utes and pay at­ten­tion to its more prac­ti­cal needs. How was it for GPS and, par­tic­u­larly, for lug­gage? I con­sid­ered the semi-rigid pan­nier kit from the Yamaha cat­a­logue but baulked at the need to drill the bike to fit it. I opted in­stead for a roll-top bag, as un­com­pli­cated as lug­gage gets. This 35-litre Bags-con­nec­tion Dry­bag 350 costs just £58.28 and se­cures to the pil­lion seat by sup­plied straps. I plugged my GPS straight into the MT’S 12V socket and mounted it on a Te­fer­izer RAM kit (£28). Easy – and good to go. 1 00320

Lug­gage on and it’s time to tour

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